The Messenger-October 2023

Apple Pies!

Apple Pie!!! The Mission and Service Committee is making their famous apple pies again this fall. 


We are looking for volunteers to help make the pies on October 19, 20, and 21. Pies will be $15.00 each (uncooked), to order or if you can you can help on any or all of those days, please call Virginia Byers at

(519) 323-2225. Leave a message if there is no answer.

The Raw Carrot Soup Enterprise is starting its 7th year in business! We are offering the popular Soup of the Month Club again this year. To sign up for a delicious, limited edition soup available for 10 months, contact Janice Benson at (519) 314-7579, or email

Mount Forest United 179th Anniversary Service

Mount Forest United is celebrating its 179th anniversary on Sunday, October 15th. Rev. Sue Campbell will be our guest speaker. Sue has been valuable as our liaison person for leadership while we are without a minister. An oh-so-yummy potluck luncheon will follow the service! Bring your family, friends, neighbours, and a healthy appetite and worship with us.

Our anniversary guest speaker, Rev. Sue Campbell, is looking forward to worshiping with us on October 15th. Sue was ordained to ministry in 1998 and is currently serving Trinity United Church in Elmira in her 7th year. Sue has served both rural and urban churches over her 25 years of ministry and is also a spiritual director and writer. Her book Spirit Refresh: Reflections to Comfort, Challenge and Deepen Your Relationship with God Through the Year was published in Dec 2022.

Over the years, Sue has taught English to refugees, lived in two intentional communities, hosted international students, and has done several pilgrimages. In her spare time, Sue enjoys singing, riding her e-bike, hiking, writing, baking, playing the Celtic harp, and reading mysteries. She lives with her husband in Guelph, Ontario and they have one adult son.


Sue will be bringing some copies of her book and happy to sign them after the service. Cost is $20 and includes tax. 

Community Dinner Helpers

Volunteers are needed to assist with the dinner preparation on November 11th. Help with serving and clean up is also needed on November 12th. Contact Virginia Byers at (519) 323-2225 if you are able to help any of these days.

Please leave a message if there is no answer.

The dinner will be held in the Fellowship Hall on November 12th at 5:30 p.m.


Coming Up in Worship

October 1 – Patty Sinnamon

 October 8 - Patty Sinnamon

October 15 Mount Forest Anniversary - No service at Woodland United

 October 22 – Rev. Diane Eurig – Communion Sunday

 October 29 – Lene MacLean

If you’d like the Pastoral Care Team to pray for you or someone you know or are aware of any hospitalizations, sickness, or special occasions, please contact one of the following members of the team. Betty Seminowicz at

519-923-5416, Email: or Daphne Rappard at 519-323-2505, 

We would also be happy to have one of our team members visit you in person or by phone. All requests are shared only with the Pastoral Care Team and are kept confidential.

Search Committee

Lene MacLean (Chair), Janice Benson (Secretary), Marg Mitchell, Diane Johnson,

Dan MacArthur, Mike Burke

 Leadership Team

Bob McFarlane, Laurie Aitken, Al Leach, Betty Seminowicz, Norm Eygenraam,

Gerry Wilkinson, Lene MacLean, Rick Sinnamon, Patty Sinnamon, Diane Johnson,

Daphne Rappard Armstrong